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|4/1||Woke up at 6:00am, decided to go workout at LTF in the morning. Arrived at office around 11:00am, then stayed until 10:00pm again. Drove home, went to bed after midnight.|
|4/2||Woke up at 6:00am, had to made rice before heading to work. Brought to work and stayed until 8:30pm. I drove to LTF for workout. I was quite tired so I only spent about 30 minutes there. Drove home, the rain was not started yet, but I could see something flashing on the rearview mirror indicating that storm somewhere nearby. Come home, made dinner, prepared for tomorrow. I went to bed around 11:30pm when the rain just pouring down here.|
|4/3 - 5||Wichita Trip
New arena in Wichita under construction...
|4/6||Woke up with a help from my cell phone. The
power has not been restored yet but the alarm clock in my bed room had a
function still can beep (nice...). Since it was still dark and cold, I did
not want to stay home so I drove out after stretching my body and headed to
LTF for a short workout, and I also took a shower. Arrived to work around
8:00am, then stepped outside to grab a sub from Jimmy John's. The snow was
getting over in the afternoon but the temperature is expected to drop below
Still a little bright outside. after a snow
|4/7||Woke up at 6:00am, 28F outside. Nice to have
heater working. I drove to work under light flurries. The snow continued
until afternoon but over when I stepped out from the office at 8:45pm. Went
to LTF for a workout then come home. Went to bed right before midnight. It
was a bit chilly but hope I won't get sick like other coworkers.
Still snowing, I think it's enough...
|4/8||Woke up at 6:00am, this time it's sunny, and
still 28F in the morning. Just no snow expected today. I felt better than
yesterday since I had more time sleeping. Went to work, stayed until 10:00pm
then drove home. It was sunny and almost a full moon. It's quite nice to see
before the Easter Sunday. Went to bed after midnight after finish catching
up with my stuffs. (I had fur loads worth of laundry cloths left since last
week...). I am in control of my life now.
Almost(?) Full moon
|4/9||Woke up at 6:00am, finally I got control on my personal life so it was easy taking care of my stuffs in the morning. Drove to work under sunny weather, but still 30F in the morning so I saw thin ice covering nearby ponds. Stayed until 8:00pm and headed to LTF before coming home. It looked like a full moon, so it was a pretty sight. Went to bed after midnight.|
|4/10||Woke up at 6:00am, went to work and stayed until 6:00pm. Since today is a good Friday, many coworkers decided to take a day off. Some who came to work left in the noon also. I went out to eat with my coworkers for lunch. I think they reduced the amount of food in the dish... Man. Talked with HR about certain concerns over employment at the office for H-1B workers. Drove to LTF under still mostly bright sky and worked out. Stopped by at a Japanese grocery store before heading back home. There were many police cruisers around and catching bad drivers. Come home, relaxed and decided to go bed early. Windy in the evening.|
|4/11||Woke up at 5:30am, it was still a bit dark outside but soon getting bright. Went to Kensington Park, and ran 8miles. There seems to be a race going on so there is no space for me to park my car at regular place. The day started from 33F, chilly and windy so it was not warm at all. Come home around noon, made a noodle and took afternoon easy to get some rest. Stayed up until midnight.|
|4/12||Woke up at 6:00am, 28F outside. I cannot believe
it still going below 32F... Called my brother and dad in the morning before
going to LTF for workout. The was a deer wondering around on the road on the
way, I guess the traffic volume must be pretty low. I went to Barns and
Noble on the way to the office. The Burger King nearby was closed, and so as
many other places. The only place I can find for my lunch was at
McDonald's... Stayed at office until 2:30pm, drove to Meijer for fuel and
groceries before coming home at 3:30pm. Stayed at home to do a couple loads
of laundry. The sky was nicely sunny, and wind was not too breezy, I think
it must be a nice Easter Sunday, as well as a baseball game day. Went to bed
by midnight. I need some rest. I somehow feel a bit feverish since after
A Ford Taurus with MFG license plate...
|4/13||Woke up at 6:00am, expected to rain but not started yet. Drove to work, stayed until 8:30pm. I have seen precipitation on the radar but did not get any for the whole day. The sky was still a little bright when I stepped outside, did not feel like going to LTF so I drove home straight. Cook a dish and had a dinner. Going to bed around 11:30pm. It's been a while when I can go bed this early...|
|4/14||Woke up at 6:00am, this time it is raining outside. Drove to work, and stayed until 7:30pm. We had a bagel party so I guess I ate too much. Drove to LTF under rain. The I-275 from the north of M-14 was beginning to place road blocks for the construction so I had to drive with care a bit. Worked out then come home. I ended up staying up until midnight. I need to enforce going bed at 11:30pm... The rain was still falling moderately over the night.|
|4/15||Woke up at 6:00am, the rain was almost over, expected to be over soon. Went to work and stayed until 9:30pm for the meeting. Drove home, stayed up until 12:30am due to some work left. Daily high at 60F, getting pretty nice.|
|4/16||Woke up at 6:00am, I had to do dishes because I could not handle last night. Left home around 8:15am and went to Laird's Auto Glass to get windshield of my car replaced. It had a small crack from 5 years ago but suddenly crack began to grow over the winter so it was the time to replace. About $200 for 1 hour work. Stayed at work until 7:30pm and left for the evening. The sun was still up so I could see a shadow of my car while I drive on east bound. I kinda remember how I use to drive while I was back in college. I guess it's been a while since I can go home this early. Spent time at LTF for a while and come home. Cooked dinner, relaxed until midnight then went to bed. Warmed up to 65F over the day so I guess it's pretty warm.|
|4/17||Woke up at 6:00am, it was 38F with sunny
outside. I get to see vapor at surface of pond under calm wind. I did not
need heater over the night and tomorrow will be very, very warm (but
followed by rain by night). Drove to work, went out with my coworkers for a
lunch. We went to Aji Ten, and their lunch was better than the last week.
On the way back to the office from lunch, it was so warm, maybe around 70F.
I could not stand wearing long sleeve shirt. Stayed at office until 6:00pm, drove to LTF for workout. The sun was not set
when I was driving back to home. Spent evening relaxing and went to bed
Driving back home while the sun is still up.
|4/18||Woke up at 6:00am as usual, no heater needed
again and outside looks just pretty. Went to Kensington Park again for the
morning, which was already in the 50s. I changed the timer from 4 minutes to 6 minutes now. The sun was
sunny, and sky was very much clear. I get to take a picture of some flower
looking things on a tree. Drove to Meijer before coming back home,
since I know the freeway I use to come home was under construction right
before I am getting off so I wanted to avoid getting involved. Stepped
outside for a moment to get a haircut in the afternoon, and stayed at home
for the rest of the afternoon. I had to call HP to get a replacement battery
for my net book shipped, I was on the phone for more than 30 minutes before
I can get some help... They could do better... The sky got cloudy after
6:00pm, expecting some rain over night. Talked with my dad for a
while, looks like Japan is also quite warm. Went to bed after midnight.
|4/19||Woke up at 6:00am, stretched my body, went to LTF for workout. It was not that crowded so I could workout without any wait on equipment of pool lane. I was expecting some rain from the morning but it was not started yet. Drove to office and stayed until 4:00pm, when the rain finally started. Stopped by a Japanese grocery store before coming home. Took evening easy by just cooking, taking care of laundry, and getting ready for the new week. Too bad that I had to work today... Went to bed by midnight, I could hear the sound of rain|
|4/20||Woke up at 6:00am, still raining moderately. I drove to work but the traffic was a bit busy today. Stayed until 9:15pm and drove home under rain. I did not feel like going to workout today. I think I have plenty of food for now so no need for cooking. I got a time to read and write emails in the evening, and went to bed at 11:30pm on time.|
|4/21||Woke up at 6:00am, 40F outside and rain is expected to be continued and may see about a half inches of snow over night. Drove to work but Beck Rd was congested more the yesterday... It took me a full 30 minutes driving to get to the office. Stayed until 7:00pm (which is early leave for me) and drove to LTF for workout. I come home, went to bed around 11:00pm. I was quite tired from the meeting we had today.|
|4/22||Woke up at 6:00am at 37F. No rain anymore but chilly. Drove to a FedEx office to pick up a package in the morning. Had to visit a customer in the afternoon for a meeting, it was raining pretty good on the way back around 3:00pm. Went to Max and Erma for dinner which I had to eat at office before meeting. Wrapped up by 9:45pm, drove home. Went to bed by 11:30pm. Another day with chilly evening expected.|
|4/23||Woke up at 6:00am, 31F... Oh man. Went to work and stayed until 7:00pm. I had to drive to visit a customer two days in a row so I spent another two hours driving again. Stopped by at LTF for workout, and drove home. Took evening easy, and went to bed by midnight. It was pretty much sunny day but expecting some storm over the night.|
|4/24||[Swine Flu, "pig flu", breaking out at Mexico,
killing many, and spreading also in the southern U.S.]
Woke up at 6:00am, I must have twisted my left arm wrong over the night, so I feel pain when I try to lift things. Went to work and stayed until 6:15pm. Drove on freeway to get to LTF but there were more than three ambulances have been dispatched to an accident to the traffic was quite jammed up. Spent about one hour at the gym and drove home after 8:00pm. Like yesterday, I keep seeing cops on the street catching some drivers violating the rules. Another warm day, which had a daily high of 83F.
Another shot of evening sky
|4/25||Woke up at 6:00am, went out for morning run at
Kensington Park. The day started from 60s, and reached 80s by the noon. I
finished after 11:15am and headed home. Had lunch at noon. In the afternoon,
I was checking
stuffs on the internet and saw a line of rain cloud coming from SW, then a
severe thunderstorm warning was issued before 2:00pm, that the time when the
sky got really dark and the heavy shower started. The storm was over in 15
minutes. After a calm moment, another storm hit around 6:30pm. Very much
everything was over by 8:00pm, but I still see some trace of rain the radar.
So, a couple more waves came until I went to bed around midnight.
Getting ready for a storm?
|4/26||Woke up at 6:00am, went to LTF in the morning then stopped by at a Japanese grocery store before coming to the office. I stayed until 2:30pm and drove home. I had to stop by at Meijer for groceries and gas. Few rain fall while I was shopping so I guess the same kind of weather as yesterday. I should expect some more... Called my dad in the evening. Went to bed by 11:00pm. The golden week in Japan starts from 4/29, so I guess I don't have to work too long this week. (I hope...)|
|4/27||[Swine flu alert level raised to phase 4,
according to WHO]
Woke up at 6:00am, already in the 60s. Went to work and stayed until 8:30pm. Did not feel like going to workout so I drove home straight. Went to bed around midnight. Monday is always a plain day.
|4/28||Woke up a bit before 6:00am, realizing it's raining, and expected to be like this all morning. Stayed at the office until 6:45pm, drove to LTF for workout. I spent about 1 hour and drove home. Many tree has white flower blooming outside, looking pretty nice. The outside was still bright, I can even see kids riding on bicycles. No further rain expected until Thursday but it a bit chilly in the evening. Went to bed around midnight.|
|4/29||Woke up at 6:00am, below 40F but it's okay. Headed to see a chiropractic for the morning, stopped by at a local AAA office to grab some maps for the weekend. Arrived at office at 10:00am, stayed until 6:45pm. Went to LTF for workout and left around 8:00pm. Come home, cooked dinner,|
|4/30||[Chrysler LLC filed chapter 11 bankruptcy
The last day of April, as well as the last day that Chrysler has to get back to the government on their plan. Woke up at 6:00am with temperature in the 50s. Expecting some more rain for today and tomorrow... Sounds raining hard during lunch break, I could hear the rain hitting the ceiling of the building even I am inside. Stayed until 7:15pm and drove to LTF under rain. It must be windy a bit because I had a bit tough time controlling the car. After a quick workout, I drove home. The rain was gone. Had dinner, went to bed around midnight.
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